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Al Pacino to make first TV series 'The Hunt'

 

Agence France-Presse

 /  Sun, January 13, 2019  /  10:02 am
Al Pacino to make first TV series 'The Hunt'

US actor Al Pacino arrives for the screening of the movie 'The Humbling' presented out of competition at the 71st Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2014 at Venice Lido. (AFP/Tiziana Fabi)

Legendary film actor Al Pacino is to make his debut as a TV series star in The Hunt, in which he plays a Nazi tracker in 1970s New York.

Jordan Peele is serving up The Hunt for Amazon Studios with Pacino in the lead role.

The series follows a group of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York, determined to stop the formation of a Fourth Reich after discovering not just a handful but hundreds of high-ranking officials living in the city.

Pacino is to play mentor to a young Nazi hunter, previously cast as Logan Lerman of the Percy Jackson franchise, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Vanishing of Sydney Hall.

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Peele of layered suburban horror Get Out is producing the ten-episode series for Amazon.

The show is inspired by real Nazi hunters active in tracking fugitive officers in the decades following World War II.

GleeAmerican Horror Story, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon helms the pilot episode